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The newest edition of the Miller Center's biannual magazine, Illumination, is now available
Trump or Biden will face an unprecedented set of crises
No newly elected or re-elected president has simultaneously faced so many urgent problems
Miller Center event focuses on smooth presidential transition, no matter who wins
UVA Today covers an event co-hosted by the Partnership for Public Service’s Center for Presidential Transition
Trump’s Russophilia has become intelligence policy
Trump's unsettling relationship with Putin’s regime has infected the rest of the government, writes Eric Edelman
Presidential resources for teachers
The Miller Center features a variety of content that can help teachers bring history alive for their students
Immigration, asylum, and national security
The 2020 Ambassador William C. Battle Symposium on American Diplomacy explores one of the defining issues of our day: immigration. Brian Kelly of the International Organization for Migration delivers the keynote and panels explore policy in Europe, Australia, and the U.S.
Is China shifting the world order?
Senior Fellow John Owen asks in The Hill, "What is China up to with all this global assertiveness?"
Only Congress has the authority to declare war. Can it take it back?
Here are some possible courses of action—if the legislature wants to do more than signal its displeasure
America must prevent an Iranian nuclear weapon
Whichever candidate wins in November, it seems likely he will attempt renewed engagement with Tehran, writes Eric Edelman
Race and Justice in America
Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom
David Blight, author of Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom, discusses his Pulitzer Prize-winning biography
E pluribus unum? Race, religion, and American identity
Experts including Ibram X. Kendi, Larycia Hawkins, and Jason Johnson probe America's original sin of racism on this PrezFest 2019 panel
The Kerner Commission and the unraveling of American liberalism
Historian Steve Gillon talks about his book on the Kerner Commission, whose report on urban unrest reshaped debates about race and inequality in America
Secret White House Tapes
LBJ orders some new Haggar pants
President Johnson called the Haggar clothing company to order some new pants, providing specific (and sometimes graphic) instructions on how they should be customized for him
"Some fool thing"
14 months before Pearl Harbor, President Franklin Roosevelt ruminates on the growing crisis in the East
Nixon on Jews in the federal government
Nixon orders his chief of staff to "see what we can do about" Jews in the federal government.
The First Year Project: Infrastructure
He was the first and (so far) the only President of the United States to resign the office
He just moved up in historians' rankings, to fifth-best president in the nation's history
Critical insights for the nation's governance
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